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Faculty Directory

The Center for Gender in Global Context currently has more than 275 affiliated faculty members from throughout MSU's campus, across 17 colleges and more than 65 departments and offices.

The GenCen Faculty Directory can be sorted by Name, College, Department, and GenCen Affiliation. Affiliates can be Core, Consulting, GJEC, or GDG Faculty (some members may be both GJEC/GDG and Core or Consulting). Click here to jump to a short description of our Faculty Affiliations.

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Dawn Pysarchik

College: Communication Arts and Sciences
Department: Advertising and Public Relations
Affiliation: Consulting
Program: GDG
Email: pysarchi(at)

Dr. Dawn I. Pysarchik holds a dual appointment as a Professor in the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing and an Associate Dean in International Studies and Programs (ISP) at Michigan State University (MSU). As an MSU faculty member, she teaches an upper division course in international procurement and product development and a graduate course in international consumer behavior in the Retailing program. She is involved in ongoing international and comparative research studies of market development, consumer behavior and buyer-supplier relationships. She has received funding for various marketing and consumer research projects in India, Korea and Mexico. Pysarchik is a frequent presenter at international research conferences and publishes in a variety of research and professional journals.

As ISP Associate Dean, Dr. Pysarchik regularly works with academic and support units at MSU, as well as institutions nationally and internationally, to develop and expand their strategic international initiatives in research, teaching, and outreach/service.

What do our Faculty Affiliations Mean?

Core Faculty have a strong continuing professional focus on issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts, as demonstrated through research and teaching or other achievements. The Core Faculty supports the activities of GenCen and assists in developing and implementing its programs and activities, and are also eligible to serve on the GenCen Advisory Committee.

Consulting Faculty, while having a professional interest in issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts and activities of the GenCen, usually do not have these interests as the main focus of their research. 

GDG (Gender, Development and Globalization) Faculty will also be either Core or Consulting Faculty and have specific expertise and interest in gender and international development.

GJEC (Gender, Justice and Environmental Change) Faculty may also be either Core or Consulting Faculty, though that is not a requirement. GJEC Faculty are dedicated to teaching and scholarship related to intersections of gender, environmental change, and social and environmental justice; examining these issues from both local and global perspectives.

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